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Windows XP Logs In Then Immediately Logs Off


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redstorm305

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computer logs in then logs off immediately , I have read some of the previous posting on this site and i have somewhat of an idea of what I'm doing. So far Ive got the winxp cd running I hit F12 press any key , hit R, then i only have one choice which is one then I get admi pass word i just hit enter but here's where i get Stuck what next? I type in help put i have no clue what to do

Edited by redstorm305, 31 January 2010 - 10:20 PM.

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Give this a try. Without knowing a little more about what caused the problem, I can't guarantee it will work...and it requires the machine you make the disk on AND the machine you are fixing are both running XP.

Please download RC.ISO and save it somewhere you can find it.
Also download MagicISO.

Start MagicISO. You should see a window informing you about the full version of MagicISO.
In the bottom right select Try It! and the program will open.
Click on File and then on Open and navigate to the RC.ISO file you downloaded. Select it, and click Open.

First, we'll need to add a clean version of userinit.exe to the current RC.ISO

* In the upper right pane, double click on the i386 folder.
* Right click in the upper right pane and select Add Files...
* Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and select userinit.exe
* Then click Open to add userinit.exe to the CD image.
* Click File and select Save As...
* Name the file RCplus and save it somewhere you can find it.


Next, we'll need to burn the newly created image to a disk that we can use to fix the problem.

* Put a blank CD-R disk in your CD burner and close the tray. If an AutoPlay window opens, close it.
* Click on Tools and select Burn CD/DVD with ISO.... A window will appear.
* Click on the little folder to the right of CD/DVD Image File then navigate to the newly created RCplus.iso Image file and click Open.
* In the CD/DVD Writing Speed drop-down menu choose the 8X setting.
* Under Format make sure that Mode 1 is selected.
* And finally, click on the Burn it! button to burn RCplus.iso to disk.


Once the disk is burned, put it in the machine you want to fix and restart it.
Boot to the CD just as you would with a Windows XP disk.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to enter the Recovery Console.
Choose the installation to be repaired by number (usually 1) and press Enter.
When you are asked for the Administrator password, enter the password or leave it blank (default) and press Enter.

At the C:\Windows> prompt, type the following commands pressing Enter after each one. Note: Watch the spaces.

D:
cd i386
copy userinit.exe c:\windows\system32
exit


After putting in the third command, you should receive the message 1 file copied which will indicate that the operation succeeded.
Now take out the CD and reboot your computer to normal mode. Try to log in and it should let you back in.

Thanks to wannabe1
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okay so far I got to

D:\i386> i type in ( Copy userinit.exe c:\windows\system32)

and i get the system can not find the file specified

Edited by redstorm305, 31 January 2010 - 10:34 PM.

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Did you make the file from another system and burn it to the cd as instructed?
Do you have a XP installation disk?
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I have the win xp installation cd in. i cant burn the new cd
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Since you have the XP installation cd then do it this way.
Put your winxp cd in cd drive and reboot your system
When prompted to push any key to boot to cdrom then click a key
Click R to enter recovery console

Type the following

expand d:\i386\userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32
click enter

Once it says 1 file copied
Then type exit and click enter
System will reboot
Make sure to remove winxp cd before it boots up and let it boot fully
Windows should start normally

If not post with result 
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ok I did that expand d:\i386\userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32
click enter

didnt work

then i enten them in one at a time

d: hit enter
got
d:/>
then i put i386
got D:i386> and this is when i type in userinit.ex_c:\windows\system32
and it said access is denied
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Is your cdrom drive your D drive or is it a different drive letter?
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is there a step i might be missing
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How can I tell if its a D or C drive?
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How many hard drives do you physically have in your system?
Do you have more then one partition that you know of on a hard drive?
Do you have more then one optical drive?
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I only have one drive
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I repeated the steps and still get

access is denied .


anything else in mind ?
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oK and do you know if there is only one partition on that drive or 2?
If two then your cdrom may be E

Edited by rshaffer61, 01 February 2010 - 02:43 PM.

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i have optical drive and a floppy drive. hope that answers your question
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